Many people in San Diego confuse Ulthera and Thermage, some actually use the terms interchangeably, and while they both have some similarity, there have a lot of distinct differences. Both are non-invasive treatments that take off one’s appearance without having to undergo surgery. For the last several years, the non-invasive treatments have grown in popularity and have become a great alternative to the traditional facelift.

What is Ulthera?

Ulthera is basically a non-surgical alternative treatment in San Diego designed to reverse the signs of aging using ultrasound imaging in real time, to treat deep skin as well as superficial fascia of face muscles.

skin tightening treatment la jollaHow does the treatment work?

The treatment is based on the stimulation of the natural regeneration mechanism of the patient body, thereby contributing to skin restoration as well as support the underlying tissues. This helps ensure the energy is deposited precisely on parts where it’s most effective without leaving the surface of the skin unaffected; the same energy that helps triggers the skin to generate new collagen, ultimately rendering firmer skin.

Depending on the area to be treated and the approach the doctor will follow, the procedure takes approximately one hour or two, without any anesthesia or sedation. No special care will be required after the procedure, and the patient can resume to his or her duty normally. The result of the treatment should be noticeable between two months to three months and in some cases up to one year.

Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Ulthera is an effective treatment to help improve the tone, the texture and the laxity of your skin at any age group. Other than that, this method can provide a multitude of other benefits including;

  • It works on the tissue below the surface of the skin, so the method delivers obvious natural effects.
  • The method targets below the surface of the treated area in such a precise way, such that no injury will be seen on the surface of the skin.
  • Another great benefit of Ulthera is that it can be customized individuals’ need. Additionally, the treatment works with other injectable treatments.
  • No downtime for this treatment. Some people may experience some form of mild swelling following the treatment; ultherapy basically requires no downtime.

Is Skin Tightening Treatment for me?

The technology integrated into Ulethra makes it performable to different areas in different patients; however, the technology is still in its preliminary stage. The treatment is a great option for those who happens to see the signs of skin laxity or someone with skin that is relaxed such as looks and feels lesser firm. Therefore, while Ulthera is termed as one of the best options for skin tightening, it can’t be used in many areas; therefore many dermatologists are not proud to offer it.

Your Dermatologist can help determine which procedure will be most helpful depending on your individual needs. He or she will recommend other Ulthera alternative in SD, probably Thermage treatment or VShape or any other treatment that will help deliver exceptional results. All in all, FDA has cleared Ulthera treatment and so far over hundreds of thousands of patients across the globe have taken advantage of the treatment.

Contact Us for a Skin Tightening Consultation Today

Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at (858) 943-2113 for more information on any of our medical or cosmetic procedures and to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown SD.

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